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This $213 Train Ride Lets You See America's Most Beautiful Bucket List Sites

With its vast deserts, lush national parks, and bustling cities, there's a long list of attractions that belong on a U.S. bucket list, and travel …

San Francisco

11 Reasons Why Montenegro Needs to Be Your Next Holiday Destination

Ask anyone who visits this slice of absolute paradise and they’ll tell you that Montenegro is a land of Adriatic heaven. Bursting with rolling, …

European Travel

I've Been to Italy 12 Times—These Spots Are Straight Out of a Fairy Tale

You'd be forgiven for thinking Natalie Obradovich is permanently on vacation. The blonde perennially tanned travel photographer seems to spend more …

Italy

10 Airbnbs for Incredible Stargazing — Including the Century’s Longest Lunar Eclipse Happening This Month

July 27 is a special day in the stars. Not only will it be the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century (lasting almost two hours), Mars will come …

Astronomy

SanDisk’s Extreme SSD is built to survive nearly every outdoor element

Ask any professional photographer or filmmaker and they will likely tell you just how important it is to make regular backups of their work, even …

Camping

If You Could Read a Book a Day, These are the 31 Science Fiction Fantasy Books You Should Read for July

I am constantly in awe at the vast number of books that are published every month. July alone sees the publication of <i>several hundred</i> speculative …

Books

Danish military chose Sig P320 X-Carry to replace Sig P210 after 70-year run

Denmark chose the Sig P320 X-Carry to replace the Sig P210 pistols they have used for more than the past half-century. The latter of which in turn …

Guns

Nordic Components 9mm Carbine

Reliability and Accuracy in a Finely Wrought Package

Dairy Queen

‘Bivy Stick’ Turns Your Smartphone Into a Satellite Messenger

Where there were once desperate shouts into the wilderness, there are now two-way satellite messengers. The Bivy Stick is the latest in a crop of …

Camping

Stonehenge builders used Pythagoras' theorem 2,000 years before Greek philosopher was born, say experts

The builders of Britain’s ancient stone circles like Stonehenge were using Pythagoras' theorem 2,000 years before the Greek philosopher was born, experts have claimed.<p>A new book, Megalith, has re-examined the ancient geometry of Neolithic monuments and concluded they were constructed by …

Archaeology

Kel-Tec PMR-30: Most Deadly Handgun on Planet Earth?

We have all the info. <i>The PMR-30 is is light enough to be packed in and forgotten, then punch holes in soda cans in a friendly shooting contest. It is</i> …

How to Cook Perfect Baby Back Ribs

Learn five easy methods for finger lickin' good baby back ribs, just in time for summer.<p>Forget burgers and hot dogs—baby back ribs are easily the …

Have an Intellectual Night In With the Best Documentaries on Netflix

Whether or not history is doomed to repeat itself, there is always something valuable to learn from the past. Thanks to Netflix, finding information …

The Best Stereo Receiver

After considering 10 models and performing more than 70 hours of testing, we think the Sony STR-DH190 is the best affordable stereo receiver—a great …

Audiophile

9 New Books About Nature & Hiking That You Should Add To Your Summer Reading List

If you're a bookish hiker, then by now you've probably already read John Muir's entire library, as well as Henry David Thoreau's classic <i>Walden</i><i>,</i> Bill …

This diving system lets you stay submerged for 2 hours, no tank needed

Do you want a diving system that bridges the gap between scuba diving and snorkeling, minus the limitations of both? If so, a new Kickstarter …

Scuba Diving

Your home internet isn’t as fast (or as cheap) as it should be – but we’ll show you how to fix it

Many people out there have issues with their home wireless networks, but they just deal with it instead of actually doing something about it. What’s …

Wi-Fi

49 Unforgettable Bucket List Trips You Can Do On A Budget

If you like to travel, you probably have a bucket list of places you want to hit throughout your lifetime. If you've been under the impression that …

The Top 10 War Books of All Time

We asked 50 military historians what they consider the 10 best war books ever written. Here are their picks— with a surprise or two. Since the dawn …

The Simplest Skincare Routine for Men to Hold Onto Youth As Long As Possible

Three simple steps for saving your face.<p>We need less shit to worry about in our lives, not more. That's why a simple skincare routine for men is essential. If you’re a minimalist with your grooming products, or if you’re wondering which products are mandatory for a blemish-free face, then take …

The Problem With Buying Cheap Stuff Online

Sites like Wish.com are taking out the middleman in retail. Will customers like this new dynamic?<p>The package came in a small black box, covered in tape. It had no return address. Under layers of packaging, there was a box labeled Smart Watch, with no brand name. Inside the box was the watch itself, …

PEPPERBALL® Introduces Lifelite™ For Non-Lethal Personal Defense

Riot control. SWAT operations. And now – personal defense. PepperBall® is the world leader in non-lethal defense, with more than 5,000 law …

The 6 Best Car Camping Tents to Buy in 2018

Even if you love the outdoors, you may not be a huge fan of lugging all your sleeping supplies on your back and trekking to your camping spot. With …

CRKT Tactical Key

Designed by former U.S. Army officer and martial arts Sensei James Williams, the CRKT Tactical Key is a stealth self-defense tool that hides in plain …

Can a Pill Make You Smarter?

What if you could simply take a pill that would instantly make you more intelligent? One that would enhance your cognitive capabilities including …

The Brain

These Are the 25 Most Breathtaking Hikes in US National Parks

From hikes across ancient glaciers to lush rainforest treks, these are the 25 most beautiful U.S. national park hikes.<p>Sure, with 60 National Parks …

10 Nonfiction Books That Make Great Conversation Starters At Parties And On Dates

Is there anybody in the world that actually likes small talk? For me, the best way to blow past that awkward phase of chit-chat is to bring up a …

What Does Quantum Physics Actually Tell Us About the World?

<b>WHAT IS REAL?</b> <b><br>The Unfinished Quest for the Meaning of Quantum Physics</b><br>By Adam Becker<br>370 pp. Basic Books. $32.<p>Are atoms real? Of course they are. Everybody believes in atoms, even people who don’t believe in evolution or climate change. If we didn’t have atoms, how could we have atomic bombs? But you …

Quantum Physics

Secure Messaging: The 4 Best Apps for Private, Encrypted Communications on Android & iPhone

Smartphones are still "phones" first, which means communicating with others is usually the primary use. Ranging from a simple "hi" to a more personal …

12 mind-boggling optical illusions you can find in nature

While some optical illusions have gone viral and stumped the internet, others you'll only see when you explore the outdoors.<p>From an underwater …